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Singhare ki Puri/Water Chestnut flour Bread

One of the prominent recipes cooked during Navratri( a Hindu festival that lasts for 9 days) or Ashtami(the eighth day of the Hindu Lunar calendar when people usually fast). This recipe reminds me of my early and mid-childhood days when my father used to consume these while he was fasting and I always used to crave for a bite as one is not allowed to touch the food consumed by the person who is fasting and moreover it used to be exclusively cooked for the person who is fasting. The most fascinating thing about this puri/bread is the texture and consistency. The proportion is so up to mark that you don't want to stop eating it. So let's begin.

The Indian recipe we have listed below serves up to 2 people with a 5-6 min preparation time and a 20-25 minutes cooking time.

The key ingredients for this dish are patience and commitment. The rest can be bought online or from your nearest supermarket.


  1. Singhare ka Aata/Water Chestnut flour - 150 grams (sieved)

  2. Sugar - 1 tbsp (you can increase or decrease as per your taste)

  3. Elaichi/Green Cardamom seeds - 2

  4. Ghee - 4 tbsp

  5. Almonds - 2 finely chopped

  6. Cashews - 2 finely chopped

  7. Coconut Powder - 1 tsp

  8. Milk - 3-4 tbsp


  1. In a bowl add Singhare ka Aata along with Sugar, Elaichi seeds, Sugar, Almonds, Cashews, Coconut powder, and 1 tbsp of Ghee.

  2. Start incorporating all the ingredients by adding Milk till it forms a hard and compact dough.

  3. Now make even balls out of the dough and then flatten them so that it forms the shape of a disc.

  4. In a pan heat the remaining 3 tbsps of ghee and fry the disc-shaped dough on both sides till you see a dark brown color as shown in the figure.

  5. Drain on a paper towel and serve with hot Kehwa.

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